Saturday 18th November to Sunday 19th November 2023 –
A really great Christmas event for all the family held in Bakewell Town Centre. Continue reading
1st – 3rd December 2023 –
Each year over the first weekend of December the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market takes place in Matlock’s central park known as Hall Ley’s Park. The Market is visited by thousands every year searching for a great day out and those extra special Christmas gifts you won’t find in the shops.
4th November 2023 – 7th January 2023 –
This year’s theme is still to be announced, but you can be sure this will be an enchanting experience. Continue reading
9th September – 29th October 2023
Autumn in the Derbyshire Dales, sees one of the most popular attractions in the Peak District when Matlock Bath lights up with it’s annual Matlock Bath Illuminations Festival.
Any holiday or short break to Derbyshire and the Peak District should include a visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens. The house itself has 30 rooms of history open to the public and Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground provides a great place to entertain the little ones. There are plenty of cultural and creative events to choose from including crafts, tours, walks and fairs. Here’s just a selection of what you can expect during the spring, summer and autumn during 2023.
12 May – 14 May 2023
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.
10-18 September 2022 / 10-11th Art And Architecture Trail.
For two weeks in September this quirky and vibrant Derbyshire market town comes to life with the annual Wirksworth Art Festival. The festival has been running since 1994 when artists in the town decided to use their own homes to exhibit not just their own art but the art of others. Continue reading
Saturday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July 2022
The Bakewell Carnival is a very poplular event and draws huge crowds, both local and those visiting the amazing Bakewell and the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. Continue reading
25th May – 1st June
The Village market and Middleton’s Trail will be on Saturday 25th May Midday until 16:00.
Delicious teas in the village hall – Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th May.
Perfect luxury accommodation with sheltered hot tub, to enjoy this event
25th May – 27th May
Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival Knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill. Arrows will fly, swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the GRAND MELEE FINALE!
Enjoy the Escape with Luxury Sheltered Hot tub, close enough to visit this great attraction.
8th & 9th June 2019 – 09:00 – 17:00
First established in 1989, Belper Steam and Vintage Event is now one of the largest in the county. It has exhibits and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, including; Vintage Vehicles on show, and plenty of charity, trade, craft and auto jumble stalls. There are also arena events, olde tyme fair and street entertainers to keep children occupied.
5th June 2019 – 9th June 2019
Wednesday – Saturday – 10:00 – 18:30 / Sunday – 10:00 – 17:00
The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show provides gardening inspiration, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within the picturesque setting of Chatsworth House and Gardens.
27th April 2019 – 28th April 2019
The Bakewell Food Festival, held in the picturesque town of Bakewell, boast over 70 stalls which includes locally sourced produce, tasty dishes and delicious drinks. There will be a number of cookery demonstrations to inform and educate.
The Love Food Roadshow will be present, with celebrity chef Richard Fox, which will also feature children’s cookery. In addition to this family event, there will also be pony and donkey rides, and many other fun activities for the whole family.
You can even have a taste of the famous Bakewell Pudding, What better way to spend your time in Derbyshire?
Every Saturday and Sunday from 7th September 2019 until 27th October 2019
Matlock Bath Illuminations features a spectacular illuminated and decorated boat parade along the River Derwent. It is a fun packed family event with fireworks every Saturday Nights at 21:00 and entertainment every Sunday night from 18:00 in Derwent Gardens.
The Boats can only be viewed on admission to the gardens. Pricing and ticket information can be found on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website
30th March 2019 / 27th April 2019 / 25th May 2019 / 29th June 2019 / 27th July 2019 / 31st August 2019 / 28th September 2019 / 26th October 2019 / 30th November 2019 / 21st December 2019*
Generally held on the last Saturday of every Month, The popular Bakewell Farmers Market attracts more than 5000 visitors and has 70 stalls to enjoy, most of the stalls are dedicated to food and drink with a number of favourites such as real ales, wines, mushrooms, large vegetable stalls, rare breeds of pork, buffalo meat, ice cream, bread, jams and preserves.
It is the second largest Farmers Market in the Country and has recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018.